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Cablegate: Iaea: China Tentatively Supports Angarsk Nuclear

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SUBJECT: IAEA: CHINA TENTATIVELY SUPPORTS ANGARSK NUCLEAR
FUEL RESERVE

REF: STATE 117710

1. (SBU) PolOff delivered reftel demarche encouraging China
to support an anticipated Russian resolution to create a
nuclear fuel reserve at Angarsk, Russia, during the November
26-27 IAEA Board of Governors meeting to Arms Control and
Disarmament Department Nuclear Division Director Zhang Shen
on November 19. Zhang responded that China "generally
supported" the proposal and "had no difficulty with it."
Noting that the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) had recently sent
a letter to the IAEA Director General raising reservations
about the establishment of the reserve at Angarsk, Zhang
emphasized that China hoped for "in-depth discussions" at the
Board of Governors meeting during which "all parties would
seek consensus" on this issue.
HUNTSMAN

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